Free program at MPL about the “Dollar-A-Day Boys” who built Devil’s Lake State Park

May 15, 2012

Learn about the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) how they built state parks including Devil’s Lake and Peninsula State Park, as well as building 483 bridges and erecting 4000 miles of telephone poles, when the Middleton Public Library presents “Dollar-A-Day Boys: The CCC & the Great Depression” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will feature Bill Jamerson — a songwriter, author, and filmmaker — sharing stories about the men and the projects they completed across the country; performing a half dozen original songs; reading from his novel about the CCC; and showing a short clip from his video.

Want to know more about the CCC? According to Jamerson’s website, “Over 3 million 17-25 year old young men across America enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps during The Great Depression. They came from families on relief and were sent to work camps in America’s wilderness and rural areas. They planted trees, fought forest fires, constructed roads, worked on soil erosion control programs and participated in thousands of projects restoring our nations natural resources.”

The Middleton Public Library is located at 7425 Hubbard Avenue.

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